Ken Porter is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist. He offers individual sessions of Somatic Therapy and Transformational Bodywork, and also brings this approach to men’s support groups which he co-facilitates with Randy Flood MA, LLP.
Ken’s work is highly experiential. It helps people expand their choices in life and increase their capacity for intimacy. He guides people to find their center, discover the core unconscious patterns that are limiting their joy and fulfillment, and change these patterns by meeting them with attentiveness and compassion. This transformative process brings mindfulness to the varied and subtle ways the physical body expresses emotion, memory, fear and longing, and teaches the conscious mind how to recognize, understand, and interact with this unconscious information. It’s a fascinating, creative, unpredictable process, often full of laughter as well as tears, that continually surprises people with its effectiveness.
Ken received his Hakomi Therapy training from the Hakomi Institute in Chicago, and his Massage Therapy training from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. He has taken additional training in somatic and experiential healing, including Non-Violent Communication, Focusing, Vipassana meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release. Ken has practiced in Grand Rapids since 1999. He is passionate about helping people find their own unique path to healing and transformation. Learn more about his work at BodyandSoulGR.com.